ARTURO OBEGERO PRESENTS NEWEST AW COLLECTION ‘HOMME FATAL’
Homme Fatal takes inspiration from the infamous female archetype and redefines it as a seductive and magnetic man who does not cause danger. The “fatal energy” is expressed through great confidence, steady ambition and style. Being an Homme Fatal is accepting the best version of oneself without contemplating obstacles, and adopting a go-getter attitude.
Diving into the spirit of iconic film characters such as Lulu portrayed by Louise Brooks in G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box (1929) and Thin Man portrayed by Crispin Glover in McG’s Charlie’s Angels (2000), and studying the sartorial identities of famed seducers such as actors Rudolph Valentino and Helmut Berger while referencing the work of photographer Helmut Newton, to create sophisticated clothes for self-aware charmers.
Upgrading signature styles through morphing and reworking. The Pedro silk shirt turns into a poplin Frac shirt. The Christian cardigan is now a floor sweeping gown. The AO silhouette — composed of the Boris cropped jacket, Gades high-waisted flare trousers, and Querelle tank top — becomes a sequin striped trio reminiscent of the stage costumes firstly designed for Harry Styles.
Gradually building the AO wardrobe by introducing new styles such as the Hitchockian 5-looks-in-l Vertigo trench-coat crafted in satined technical twill and the reversible Rudoplh cocoon bomber jacket. Tailored ensembles showcase patchworks of black, grey, and red pinstripes as a contemporary nod to the classic menswear pattern. The Gilda trousers, inspired by Rita Hayworth’s character in Charles Vidor’s film of the same name, flaunt a dramatic drape adorned with hand-embroidered crystal fringes.
Exploring with new materials as seen with the latex tank top, with hand-embroidered crystal fringes and a laced-up back providing a romantic and poetic feel to a material associated with BDSM. The faux-fur wrap dress and bolero jacket, respectively in black and tango red, add a touch of Hollywoodian glamour.